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Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Jul;268(7):961-5. doi: 10.1007/s00405-010-1479-5. Epub 2011 Jan 11.

Non-sutured fixation of the internal receiver-stimulator in cochlear implantation.

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Department of Medical and Surgical Specialities, Section of Otolaryngology, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Treviso Regional Hospital, Treviso, Italy.

Abstract

The aim of this study is to describe an alternative technique to secure the receiver-stimulator of the cochlear implant to the skull with a tailored flap of periosteum. Other techniques are also reviewed and discussed. 179 consecutive patients were implanted by the same surgeon in a tertiary care setting. Age ranged from 11 months to 74 years. Patients were retrospectively evaluated for device migration. No cases of migration were observed during follow up, ranged 1-99 months with a median of 48 months. The alternative technique proposed is safe and reliable.

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21221619
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10.1007/s00405-010-1479-5
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